PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a 33-year-old man’s death
sentence for killing three people, including his grandmother and an uncle.
The high court ruled Monday that justices would affirm the conviction and
sentencing for Kevin Boyston.
He was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and two of attempted
first-degree murder for a February 2004 rampage in Phoenix that followed an
argument with family members the evening before.
The rampage began with the shooting of Boyston’s girlfriend. She survived but
was paralyzed from the waist down. The grandmother and uncle were then fatally
shot in a nearby apartment, followed by the wounding of another relative who
survived. A friend of the slain uncle was the final victim. He was fatally
A Maricopa county Superior Court jury sentenced Boyston to death for the